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Poster: FGlenF Date: Jul 6, 2011 5:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Old Films

Someone just asked me why I watch old movies in black and white when the new movies are so much better. That's not an easy one to answer. Do you have to be a certain age? Is it because the acting was better? Are do they just make you feel good? I think maybe it's all of them. What do you think I should tell my grandson?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 7, 2011 8:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old Films

I think what form of escapism, and that's all movies are, one enjoys conforms to one's personal taste. We can always find reasons why our tastes are what they are. It doesn't matter if the movie is old or new, black & white or color, just as long as I find it entertaining in some way.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Jul 6, 2011 6:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old Films

For myself, newer films tend to overwhelm my senses and leave me rattled. I don't care how well produced and directed they are or how technically brilliant. I don't like the feeling of my brain and soul being assaulted from a film. Entertainment for me is to relax and enjoy, not go through a white-knuckle sweat-out. I get enough of the sad state of humanity from the news every day. Older films allow me to escape from all that. I'll take Charles H. Schneer and Ray Harryhausen as well as much older black and white films over Spielberg any day. Just my feeling.

This post was modified by beep* on 2011-07-07 01:18:57

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Poster: FGlenF Date: Jul 6, 2011 6:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old Films

I think I'm with you Jeff. When guys get shot,I don't need to see all of the blood. I don't need all of the bad words to enjoy a movie. The new movies with the special effects are great. But if I want to feel a little better an old comedy or musical does the trick.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Jul 6, 2011 6:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old Films

I agree with Tim, just tell them you enjoy watching them, nuff said!

Oh and BTW Age has nothing to do with who likes and who dislikes classic movies and tv. I'm in my early 20s and I love both but my grandmother's in her mid 70s and she doesn't like neither. Her favorite show is NCIS :P

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Jul 6, 2011 5:27pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old Films

Very simple you enjoy watching them. lol

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